Richard Butler d.1612
Richard BUTLER d.1612
BA St John's College, Cambridge 1584, MA 1587, BD 1594, DD 1608. Vicar of Spratton, Northamptonshire 1591; Archdeacon of Northampton 1611. He became closely associated with clergymen who became leading figures in the emergent Arminian movement, like Richard Neile and John Buckeridge.
Butler bequeathed 19 manuscripts and 2 printed books to St John’s College, Oxford, and left the rest of his books to John Buckeridge. The overall size of his library is not known.
- Foster, Andrew. "Butler, Richard (d. 1612), Church of England clergyman." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Hanna, Ralph, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St John's College Oxford, Oxford, 2002.